Roberto Firmino
Firmino has distanced himself from any interest in moving to the Premier League.Getty Images

Hoffenheim midfielder Roberto Firmino has rejected speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal or Manchester United by committing his future to the Bundesliga club until at least 2017.

The Brazil international, who scored the winner against Chile in the recent international friendly in London, has netted six goals in 27 league appearances this season, a belatedly run of form since his 2010 move from Figueirense.

Such performances have seen him linked with a move to Premier League duo Arsenal and United, with the latter having reportedly agreed a £18.3m deal to sign the 23-year-old during the upcoming summer transfer window.

But the player has rebuffed any interest in his services from Arsenal and United and says he will remain with his current club for at least the next two seasons.

Staying put

"I have a contract with Hoffenheim until 2017 and I am happy, I have developed as a player at this club and just think about playing in it," he told local media according to Todomercadoweb.

Both Arsenal and United will likely begin planning for the transfer window in the coming weeks after all but securing a place in the next season's Champions League. The Gunners have a nine-point cushion over fifth place Liverpool, while United's advantage is seven points with seven games remaining.

The clubs conducted some of the highest profile business of last summer with Arsenal adding Alexis Sanchez to their squad before signing Danny Welbeck on deadline day, while United smashed the British transfer record to sign Angel di Maria before clinching the loan addition of Radamel Falcao.

Their plans for the summer will have been firmed up by a recent run of form which has seen them win 12 of their last 14 matches between them and promises to be the prelude to a deluge of spending from the pair, who will hope to bridge the gap to current leaders Chelsea.